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Employment Opportunity: Wheeling newspapers looking for sports reporter

WHEELING, W.Va. — The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register, award-winning dailies in West Virginia’s Northern Panhandle, are seeking an up-and-coming sports reporter.

“We focus on local high school sports played in the Ohio Valley Athletic Conference, one of the largest conferences in the nation. The ECHL’s Wheeling Nailers also call our city home, as does one of NCAA Division II’s top basketball programs, the West Liberty University Hilltoppers, ” a spokesperson said. “Primary duties include game coverage and feature writing, along with pagination one or two days per week. We work on deadlines each and every day, so attention to detail is a must.”

Requirements include a college degree; experience is preferred, but the company will train the right candidate. Strong reporting and writing skills also are needed, as is an understanding of AP style. The right candidate will be a good communicator as well, working with the coaches and athletes in the region. A valid driver’s license and a reliable vehicle are required.

Salary is negotiable; we offer health/dental benefits, paid vacation, and a 401(k) program.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, along with work samples, to Managing Editor John McCabe [email protected] or via regular mail at

John McCabe

The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register

1500 Main St.

Wheeling, WV 26003

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